Species - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspiːʃiːz|  American pronunciation of the word species
Brit.  |ˈspiːʃiːz|  British pronunciation of the word species

noun

- (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
- a specific kind of something

a species of molecule
a species of villainy

Examples

There are approximately 8,000 species of ants.

All European domestic cattle belong to the same species.

Seven species of birds of prey have been observed.

pandas and other endangered species (=ones that may soon no longer exist)

Scientists now believe that the bones belong to a different species of reptile.

The islands are home to many species of birds.

This species has a black body and a white head.

...for their various and bizarrely shaped plumage, males of the bird of paradise species have few rivals...

Several different plant and animal species

a bird species that requires a specific environment

Several new species of plants have recently been discovered.

The male of this species assists the female in feeding the young.

the introduction of an Asian plant species to America

Overfishing threatens the survival of certain fish species.

Females of this species weigh 8 to 10 pounds.

Word forms

noun
singular: species
plural: species
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